Hip hop dance is a unique dance form that is very popular in today’s world. It can be found in dance studios of all kinds, and is taught to both children and adults. It is one of the most popular styles to learn for music videos, concerts and dance competitions.
The dance style began as a performance culture in the 1970s. Originally it was informal and meant for the people on the street, but as the movement became more popular, it began to evolve into more formal dance venues.
In the 1980s and 1990s more clubs featured DJs and dancers of all skill levels hit the dance floor. Informal competitions arose as a way to recognize exceptional performers. In these events, leaders of dance crews would duke it out against each other.
The competitions grew in popularity and now many dance teams are represented not only on the dance floors but also on great stages where crowds of spectators can see them perform. The competitive nature of the hip-hop dance culture continues to thrive.
While a lot of different styles of dance exist in the hip-hop genre, some of the most famous include locking and popping. These styles are distinguished by a number of distinct moves that make them very distinctive from other funk dances.
YAK Films is a three-man team that films urban dance around the world. They have produced several short documentaries about hip-hop dance.